What is it?
The Jabra Storm is a new headset from Jabra that features the ability to make handsfree phone calls. At only 7.9g, it is a light weight device that lets you chat via Bluetooth, and features NFC pairing, ability to listen to music or your Sat Nav, and lasts up to 10 hours talk time.
Look and feel
This is a beautiful and slick little device. It is made of silicon, or some form of rubbery plastic which makes it very soft, and very flexible. A good thing for ears of all sorts.
Designed to be behind ear, it means that the flexibility can be used. I often struggle with behind ear headsets because of my long hair. This one didn’t beat the trend, but it made a good fit. Being very light, it almost feels like it isn’t really on.
On the back, you can see the Jabra logo followed by a small rubber flap that hides the micro USB port. This port is used to charge the device.
Below it is the volume rocker key, followed by a micro switch that turns the system off or on. The switch below has LEDs to indicate connectivity and battery.
At the end of the tip, hidden, is the call/end button. This button may be hidden, but it has a good feel to it, letting you use it properly.
The ear gel can be shifted around for both right and left ear usage.
So, what can this beast do?
- Connect to your phone via Bluetooth 3.0. Sadly no 4.0 here. This may mean higher battery usage, but this device features Jabra’s new battery technology.
- NFC pairing.
- Only 7.9g.
- 10 hours battery life, 10 days standby, charge via microUSB cable.
- Listen to music or satnav via your phone.
- Use your phone’s assistant/speech function
- Mute feature
Ease of use
Pairing is pretty straight forward. You turn it on. You scan. You Pair. Or you use NFC.
Once paired, all you need to do is turn it on to activate it. Most phones will then shift to Bluetooth mode.
After being connected, pressing the call button will tell you connection status, which means you hear the word ‘Connected!’.
Pressing the call button when you’re getting a call of course connects you through.
Double click, and you redial, and hold it for a second for your phone’s voice dialling/Siri/assistant, etc.
You can use the volume keys for adjusting the volume, while pressing both + and – will mute it. I found this to be a bit hard to use, but my hair is probably partly to blame.
As perfect as you would expect. It works, it sounds good, and nobody complained of not being able to listen to me.
Well, this isn’t the best one to listen to music, but hey, this isn’t the correct device for it.
Being light and breezy, I was actually able to wear it for a couple of hours with little or no discomfort.
When I first got the device, it had pretty much no life to it. A bit disappointing, as I like to go straight in. Anyway, it takes about a couple of hours to charge, and after that, it worked well. They promise about 10 hours of talking time, and I can say it more or less hits that every time.
More information on the Jabra Storm can be found at their website on the following link:
It retails for £59.99, and can be bought directly from Jabra.
A good solid handsfree that gives you good performance at great comfort.